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Blog Title: Does a dirty duct necessarily increase power consumption of HVAC?

Main Que: Does a dirty duct necessarily increase power consumption of HVAC?

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  • Query By: Dean Martin (Sacramento, CA)
  • Date: 08/15/2016

Answer: Yes, it can. However, it depends on the level of build-up of the gunk and the parts that are most affected by it. If the fan blades, evaporator coil, or other control components of the system are heavily infested with debris then it will affect the efficiency of the unit. It will run longer and harder to cool or heat your house.

  • Replied By: Any Jones (Portland, OR)
  • Replied Date: 08/17/2016